Weekly Roundup: Block 216, Neuberger Hall, Garlington Center, and more

Block 216

The Block 216 tower had its first Type III Design Review hearing last Thursday. Cart owners have been told they might need to vacate the 10th & Alder lot as soon as May.

With the surface parking lots currently home to downtown food carts being replaced by developments that include the Moxy Hotel and Block 216advocates have called for a ‘culinary corridor’ along the midtown Park Blocks right of way.

The Southeast Examiner looked at the “phantom laundromat” at 2731 SE Belmont St. A building permit for a 5-story 46 unit apartment building on site is currently ‘approved to issue’, however a demolition permit for the existing structure has expired.

As the first buildings subject to the city’s inclusionary housing ordinance come online, the Daily Journal of Commerce looked at how different developers are complying with the mandate*.

Excess land from MAX construction could become affordable housing, writes the Oregonian.

The Business Tribune looked at the “projects aplenty” at Portland State University, including the Fourth and Montgomery Building and the Neuberger Hall Renovation.

Lonely Planet wrote about the KEX Portland, the “ultra-chic Icelandic hostel” planned at the Burnside Bridgehead.

Portland Monthly wrote about the Garlington Center, which brings health care and housing under one roof.

Fearing rent control, Portland developers are backing Loretta Smith, reports the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: LISAH, Moxy Hotel, Heartline, and more

LISAH Kenton

LISAH (Low Income Single Adult Housing) intends to provide dignified permanent supportive housing at a lower construction cost, using modular construction and shared common spaces.

Happy Labor Day. Because we didn’t do a weekly roundup last week, here are the news articles that caught our eye over the past fortnight.

The Kenton Women’s Village, a tiny home village for homeless women, will have to move by next year. According to the Oregonian Transition Projects has secured the funding for the first phase of LISAH (Low Income Single Adult Housing) , which will comprise of “36 studio and 36 one-bedroom apartments that would rent from $300 to $700 a month.”

Portland Monthly reported on the closure of Nong’s Khao Man Gai original location, to make way for the Moxy Hotel.

Willamette Week reported on Portland’s hotel-building spree, and asking whether visitors can keep up.

QuickFish poke has opened in the Pearl District building Heartlineaccording to Urban Works Real Estate.

The Portland Mercury asked if Portland Inclusionary Housing rule is really hurting developers.

Curbed reported that Oregon “recently approved an addendum to its building code that allows timber structures to be built over six stories without having to acquire special permission”.

Moxy Hotel Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a new hotel at SW 10th & Alder. The 12 story hotel, designed by DLR Group for Graves Hospitality, will be operated as a Moxy Hotel, a new brand by Marriott International. The building will rise to a maximum height of 140′-4″, and will include 197 guest rooms. No vehicular parking is proposed.

Moxy Hotel

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Metro Reports: NE 106th & Halsey, 140 SW Columbia, Moxy Hotel, and more

NE 106th & Halsey will include a mix of affordable and market rate housing, adjacent to the new Gateway Discovery Park. Image taken from the presentation to the Design Commission in February 2018.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers May 7th to May 13th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Portland Development Group for a project at 2824 NW Upshur St:

Demolish existing house and build a new 5-unit multi-dwelling building.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1809 NW Davis St:

Redevelopment of the 20,000 sf surface lot across the street and east of the main Trinity Cathedral campus, with the potential of including the 10,000 sf parcel in the SE corner of the same block. The primary purpose is to expand parking capacity for the Trinity Cathedral on Sundays through a shared parking arrangment with a new commerical and/or mixed use development on the site. Both sites have requested a zone change to CM3 through the Map Refinement Project.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ink Built Architecture for a project at 6716 NE Garfield Ave:

Future code: New apartment building. 3 stories with partial basement, 28 units all affordable housing, modular construction. Meeting community design standards. No design district. D-overlay

The redevelopment of Kellogg Middle School at 6909 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review:

Redevelop the entire Kellogg Middle School site. Demo existing structures and remove the debris. Development of vacant field since the property will then be graded and reseeded in anticipation of the redevelopment of the site in spring 2019. The cleaned site will house a new 105,000 sf school structure, off street parking area and bus loop, recreation field, and a limited service access road. The off-street parking area will contain 34 parking spaces, 2 of which will be handicapped and 2 carpool parking spaces. A free-standing obelisk sign will be located at the corner of SE Powell Blvd and 69th Ave.

A project at NE 106th & Halsey has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Holst Architecture:

Mixed use development fronting SE Halsey and Gateway Discovery Park and includes 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housinig. Retail spaces and residential amenity spaces on the ground floor, office space and residential units on the second floor and dwelling units on floors 3-6.

A project at 105 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Kōz Development:

New mixed-use 4-story building with 87 dwelling units, 2400 sq ft of commercial space, associated bike parking and back of house service areas.

A project at 6144 SE Foster Rd has been submitted for building permit review by Merryman Barnes Architects:

Change of occupancy from M and B to R-2 and A-2, S-1 for new tenant to include sleeping beds, commons, kitchen bathrooms, showers, storage; seismic upgrades and exterior site improvements

140 SW Columbia has been submitted for building permit review by GBD Architects:

New 20 story, mixed use residential tower. Tower will span over existing parking entrance. Project will include 348 residential dwelling units, 244 parking spaces and approx 15,000 sf shell commercial space

A project with two buildings at 4242 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with below grade parking and trash area; associated site work

Construct new 1 story building for new community center and fitness center

A project at NE Alberta and 26th has been submitted for building permit review by Steelhead Architecture:

New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building with retail on main floor, includes associated sitework *** w/ 18-168776-MT ***

A project at 2005 N Rosa Parks Way has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

Construct new 4 story (66) unit apartment building with lower level courtyard, bike storage, and utility; associated site work

A project at 1215 N Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new (3) story 14 unit apartment building with bike storage and trash area on level 1; associated site work

The Moxy Hotel at 539 SW 10th Ave been submitted for building permit review:

New 12 story, 197 unit hotel w/ associated sitework (no onsite parking) *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 4975 NE 14th Pl:

New 3 story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A structural permit was issued to SERA Architects for the hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

STR – New, 15 story hotel – STRUCTURAL AND BELOW GRADE WORK ONLY, Below grade electrical and plumbing work, mat slab foundation system, concrete shear walls and columns and PT concrete decks.

A buiding permit was issued to Skylab Architecture for Block 76 West (previously known as Sideyard) 365 NE Couch St:

New 23,569 sf 5 story mixed use bldg. Primary bldg. Occupancy is mercantile (M) with storage (S) and business (B). Bldg. Will be fully sprinkled and iii-a type of construction. Core and shell construction.

Weekly Roundup: Food Cart Block, Adidas Campus Expansion, Taylor Works, and more

The Adidas Campus Expansion will include a building at N Delaware and N Sumner, and a relocated vehicular entry from N Greeley Ave

The Oregonian reported on plans to redevelop a site at 936 SW Washington Stcurrently home to Portland’s largest and best known food cart pod—with a 33-story tower, which would include office space, hotel rooms and apartments. The site is currently owned by the Goodman family, who the Daily Journal of Commerce reports have projects aplenty in progress.* Other current developments of theirs include 230 AshEleven West, and the Moxy Hotel.

The Portland Business Journal has the latest information on OMSI‘s ambitious Central Eastside expansion ambitions.

The Willamette Week covered the City’s annual State of Housing in Portland report, which includes some hope for struggling renters.

The Portland Business Journal reported that neighbors are opposing the Adidas Campus Expansion plans in North Portland. The Portland Design Commission has however shown early support for the proposal.

Portland Public Schools has “thrown a curveball” at the Portland Diamond Project‘s plans for an MLB stadium in the Rose Quarter, reports the Willamette Week. The Portland Business Journal reports that the group behind the project isn’t vexed by the proposed bidding process for the site.

The Urban Works Real Estate blog published construction updates on the Taylor Works Building at SE 2nd & Taylor, which is undergoing a major renovation and alteration.

The Business Tribune wrote about Continuum Partners, the developer that has been chosen to lead the Broadway Corridor redevelopment.

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Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Vista Pearl

The Block 20 condominium tower, now known as Vista Pearl, was the subject of our most popular post of the year

2017 is the third full year Next Portland has been in operation. Although the onset of Inclusionary Zoning has slowed down the number of new applications submitted, there was a lot to write about in 2017 while the projects submitted in late last year and early this year worked their way through the development review process.

Over the course of the year we published 176 new blog posts, and our development map now has over 1,000 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). In 2017 Next Portland had over 900,000 page views, a slight increase from the previous year.

Sixteen of the articles that made the top 25 most viewed posts were published this year; seven were published in 2016; and one was published in 2015. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list and fourth most popular article from the 2016 list—about the Goat Blocks—was still the fifteenth most popular article of 2017 despite having been written in December 2014. The 2016 roundup of the tallest buildings planned in 2016 was the third most popular article of the year, and although there wasn’t an equivalent list published in 2017 we hope to write one in early 2018.

So, with that Happy New Year to all. In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

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Weekly Roundup: DeMuro Awards, Heartline, Housing Bond, and more

Mason Erhman Annex / Zellerbach Paper Company Building

The seismic strengthening of the Mason Ehrman building and the concurrent renovation of the annex was given a DeMuro Award by preservation advocacy group Restore Oregon.

Eater Portland reported that Bamboo Sushi sister-restaurant Quickfish Poke Bar will open a second location next year in Heartlinethe Pearl District building formerly known as Block 136.

The Portland Mercury wrote about the Moxy Hotel, the 11 story building which would replace a portion of the 10th & Alder food cart pod.

Regional government Metro is weighing a 2018 bond measure to raise money to build affordable housing, reports the Oregonian.

Restore Oregon announced the winners of its annual DeMuro Awards for excellence in preservation, adaptive reuse, and community revitalization. Projects in Portland that received honors include the Swift Agency Headquartersthe Mason Ehrman Annex and Tower Seismic Strengthening and the Overland Warehouse.

As Portland moves closer to a mandatory seismic retrofit policy for unreinforced masonry buildings, the Portland Mercury reported that affected building owners are asking to be exempted from the city’s mandatory relocation payment law.

Metro Reports: Harbor Sky Lots 2 & 5, U-Store Pearl, Gateway Baptist Church, and more

The U-Store Pearl, as presented to the Design Commission at its second Design Advice Request hearing, held in September

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers October 30th to November 5th, 2017.

An addition to the Gateway Baptist Church at 13300 NE San Rafael St has been submitted for a Type II Conditional Use Review by Myhre Group Architects:

Addtion to a church. 2,717 square feet of floor area will be added to the existing 6,814 square foot main church building .The number of parking spaces will be reduced from 171 to 156. The size of the church sanctuary will not be increased and can accomodate 200 people. The fellowhship hall and day care buildings are not expanding.

The U-Store Pearl has been submitted for Type III Design Review by MCA Architects:

New six story storage facility in Pearl District.

The Moxy Hotel at 539 SW 10th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by DLR Group:

Constructon of a new 11-story “lifestyle” hotel, with approximately 175 guest rooms. A loading space is proposed that enters from SW Alder. A drop-off area for hotel guests is proposed on SW Alder. Modifications requested for # of loading berths, bicycle parking requirement, and last mod “TBD”.

A project at 6640 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

New 4 story mixed use building, 18 apartment units, ground floor shell tenant space, interior trash enclosure. Associated site work. Mechanical permit separate.

A project at 3212 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by Quilici Architecture & Design Inc:

New 4-story w/basement, 32 unit apartment building, includes associated site work.***separate mechanical & fire alarm / fire sprinklers***

A project at 6449 SE 128th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

New 3 story 15 unit apartment bldg., main floor with office laundry facility, trash recepticals, unisex bathroom, 6 units on the 2nd and 3rd floors to include 2-1 bedrooms and 4-studio’s – see 17-264949-mt **** electrical, plumbing separately

A project at 1602 SE Tacoma St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** w/ 17-264915-mt ***

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 1525 N Webster St:

New 3 story apartment building with 19 units with associated site work

A building permit was issued to Leeb Architecture for Harbor Sky Lots 2 & 5 at 1055 N Anchor Way:

New 266 unit apartment building with live-work units, parking and leasing office. 5 story Type IIIB residential building over one story Type IA podium.

A building permit was issued for a project at 5419 SE Woodstock Blvd:

New 3 story 38 unit apartment building; interior trash enclosure; associated site work

 

Moxy Hotel receives Design Advice (images)

A proposed hotel at SW 10th & Alder has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The 11 story hotel, designed by DLR Group for Graves Hospitality, will be operated as a Moxy Hotel, a new brand by Marriott International. The building will rise to a maximum height of 136′, and will include 179 guest rooms. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Metro Reports: 3403 N Mississippi, NE 106th & Halsey, Neuberger Hall, and more

Construction has started on a project by Holst Architecture at 3403 N Mississippi Ave

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights.

Design Advice has been requested by DLR Group for a project at 539 SW 10th Ave:

Construct a new hotel with approximately 177 rooms, 11 stories. (Central City, Downtown, West End Plan District – Central City Design District)

Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at NE 106th & Halsey:

Proposal is for a six story building with 45 affordable housing units, 30 market rate apartments, tuck-under parking, 10,000SF of retail and 10,700SF of office space. Amenities to include community room and green roof deck.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mainland Northwest to discuss a project at West of 8524 N Crawford St:

Previous EA 15-219376. Proposal to change the zoning, consistent with the Comprehensive Plan Map designation, from EG1 (General Employment 1) and EG2 (General Employment 2) to EXd (Central Employment zone with the Design overlay zone). The applicant states the future development on this 15-acre site could include multi-dwelling residential, neighborhood retail, mixed office-manufacturing uses. The greenway trail will also be developed. This application does not include a specific development plan.

The PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker architects:

Renovation of PSU’s Neuberger Hall, which includes updates and modifications to accessibility, fire and life safety, upgrades to MEP systems, seismic strengthening, program adjustments and facade improvements. One modification requested to Ground Floor Windows (33.130.230, 33.510.220)

The renovations to the Meier & Frank Building have been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Project is located at former Macy’s department store. Floors 1-5 and basement to be demolished and renovated as creative office space with ground level retail. New restrooms will be added to the office floors to accommodate future office tenant improvement. Basement amenity space including bike storage, fitness and conference space will be provided.Scope includes limited facade renovations to accommodate restored retail entries mid block on SW 5th and SW 6th and a new entry on SW 6th near Morrison. Each entry will include a new canopy. The SW Alder canopy will be reduced in depth per PBOT requirements. The historic facade and SW Morrison canopies will be preserved.

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for a project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave:

Excavation and Shoring

A building permit was issued for a project at 5025 N Minnesota Ave:

New 6 unit apartment building with associated site work